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Lightspark 0.5.6 Brings New Flash Features

Proprietary Software

Published on 12 April 2012 03:36 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Proprietary Software
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In light of Adobe killing Flash for Linux, there's a new release of the open-source Lightspark Flash Player. Lightspark 0.5.6 is the new release with a number of noteworthy improvements.

Key improvements for Lightspark 0.5.6 are mentioned on the blog of Alessandro Pignotti, Lightspark's lead developer:

- Fix YouTube sup­port for sev­eral videos
- Sup­port for cus­tom serialization/deserialization
- Sup­port RPC (NetConnection::call)
- Sup­port for PNG images
- Exper­i­men­tal sup­port for Google Street View
- Sup­port for Fire­fox 10

There's also the "usual load of sta­bil­ity fixes." Pignotti explains he is also trying to better support Lightspark's ability to handle YouTube and Farmville. "As you can see exper­i­men­tal sup­port for Google Street View is now avail­able (kudos to Antti Ajanki for this). More­over, the RPC and seri­al­iza­tion sup­port has been writ­ten in an ongo­ing effort by me to sup­port Far­mVille and sim­i­lar highly inter­ac­tive and com­plex flash games. We are def­i­nitely expand­ing the scope of what is con­sid­ered sup­ported, but there are still some unfin­ished cor­ners in YouTube sup­port, and many other video play­ers do not work yet."

The code to this latest Lightspark Flash Player release is available from Launchpad.net.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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